VegSports

Vegetarian Sports Personalities

The first 2 men publicly to break the 4 minute mile were
Roger Bannister and John Landy, both vegetarians.

Walter Killer Kowalski was a vegetarian.

Gary Player, renowned golfer: a vegetarian

Hank Aaron (home run champion in major league baseball) Source: A Teen’s Guide to

Going Vegetarian

B J Armstrong (US Basketball star)

Al Beckles (body builder)

Sorya Bonali (ice skater)

Les Brown (veteran runner)

Peter Burwash (tennis)

Andreas Cahling (body builder)

Chris Campbell (1980 world champion wrestler)

Joanna Conway (ice skater)

Sylvia Cranston (triathlete)

Sally Eastall (Marathon runner – UK No 2, vegan)

Di Edwards (runner, Olympic semi-finalist)

Cory Everson (bodybuilder, Ms Olympia 6 times)

Katie Fitzgibbon (marathon runner)

Clare Francis (sailer)

Louis Freitas (body builder)

Carol Gould (marathon runner)

Estelle Gray (cyclist) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian

Sammy Green (runner)

Ruth Heidrich (3-time Ironman finisher, marathoner, age-group record holder, Pres.

Vegetarian Society of Honolulu) (vegan) Source: personal acquaintance, also…her

book–A Race for Life

Sally Hibberd (British Women’s Mountain Bike Champion)

Sharon Hounsell (Miss Wales Bodybuilding Champion)

Desmond Howard (formerly w/Washington Redskins, now w/Jacksonville Jaguars)

Source: PETA mailer

Roger Hughes (Welsh National Ski Champion)

David Johnson (BAA coach)

Kathy Johnson (Olympic Gymnast)

Alan Jones (British ski jumper)

Billie Jean King (tennis champion) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian

Killer Kowalski (wrestler) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian

Jack LaLanne (Fitness guru) (vegan)

Donnie LaLonde (Former Light Heavyweight Champion of the World. (Lost title to

Sugar Ray Leonard)) Source: Article in San Jose Mercury News

Tony LaRussa (Manager of St. Louis Cardinals – US team) Source: PETA, Animals

Agenda, Animals Voice, Veg Times, others

Silken Laumann (Olympic rower) Source: Cooking Television Show

Judy Leden (British, European & World Hang Gliding champion)

Marv Levey (Buffalo Bills Coach)

Jutta Müller (multiple Windsurfing World Cup Champion) Source: Flutlicht 95/6/18 on

Südwest 3 (German TV program)

Jack Maitland (triathlete and fell runner)

Cheryl Marek (cyclist) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian

Leslie Marx (fencer;1996 woman’s epee national champion)

Kirsty McDermott (runner)

Lindford McFarquar (body builder)

Robert Millar (cyclist)

Monika Montsho (weightlifter, 2 x runnerup GB Championships 60kg, NW woman

weightlifter of the year 1991)

Edwin Moses

Martina Navratilova (Retired Tennis Champion) Source: Magazine Interviews/Genesis

Awards

Paavo Nurmi

Bill Pearl (Bodybuilder, Mr America) Source: Getting Stronger by Bill Pearl, pg 399

Bill Pearl (Mr. Universe and bodybuilder) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian

Dennis Rodman (Basketball for Bulls) Source: Oprah, episode sometime in May, 1996

Dave Scott (five time winner of the Ironman Triathlon) (vegan) “The New Laurel’s

Kitchen” cookbook

Debbie Spaeth-Herring (Georgia State power-lifter) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going

Vegetarian

Jonathon Speelman (chess)

Lucy Stephens (triathlete – vegan)

Kirsty Wade (runner)

Bill Walton (basketball player) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian

17,003 Consecutive Pushups: World Record Held By Vegetarian

US Marine Corps Captain Alan Jones of Quantico, Virginia was struck by polio when he was five years old. Now a vegetarian, Alan could be the fittest man on Earth by amassing a record of physical accomplishments unmatched by any human that ever lived. He holds the world record for continuous sit-ups (17,003 times). In a 15-months period, he accomplished possibly the most remarkable array of physical achievements ever attained by a human being:

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Lifted a 75-pound barbell over his head 1,600 times in 19 hours.

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Made 3,800 basketball free throws in 12 hours, with 96 pc hit rate.

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Swam 500 miles in 11 days, down a river to the ocean.

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Skipped rope 43,000 times in 5 hours.

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Skipped rope 100,000 times in 23 hours.

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Swam 68 miles in a swimming pool without a sleeping break.

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Swam half a mile in zero degree Celsius water without a wet suit.

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Performed 51,000 sit-ups in 76 hours.

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Sports Personalities veggie.org Vegetarian Sports Personalities

* Hank Aaron (home run champion in major league baseball) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian

* B J Armstrong (US Basketball star)

* Al Beckles (body builder)

* Sorya Bonali (ice skater)

* Les Brown (veteran runner)

* Peter Burwash (tennis)

* Andreas Cahling (body builder)

* Andreas Cahling (bodybuilder)

* Chris Campbell (1980 world champion wrestler)

* Joanna Conway (ice skater)

* Sylvia Cranston (triathlete)

* Sally Eastall (Marathon runner – UK No 2, vegan)

* Di Edwards (runner, Olympic semi-finalist)

* Katie Fitzgibbon (marathon runner)

* Clare Francis (sailer)

* Louis Freitas (body builder)

* Carol Gould (marathon runner)

* Estelle Gray (cyclist) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian

* Sammy Green (runner)

* Ruth Heidrich (3-time Ironman finisher, marathoner, age-group record holder, Pres. Vegetarian Society of Honolulu) (vegan) Source: personal acquaintance, also…her book–A Race for Life

* Sally Hibberd (British Women’s Mountain Bike Champion)

* Sharon Hounsell (Miss Wales Bodybuilding Champion)

* Desmond Howard (formerly w/Washington Redskins, now w/Jacksonville Jaguars) Source: PETA mailer

* Roger Hughes (Welsh National Ski Champion)

* David Johnson (BAA coach)

* Kathy Johnson (Olympic Gymnast)

* Alan Jones (British ski jumper)

* Billie Jean King (tennis champion) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian

* Killer Kowalski (wrestler) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian

* Jack LaLanne (Fitness guru) (vegan)

* Donnie LaLonde (Former Light Heavyweight Champion of the World. (Lost title to Sugar Ray Leonard)) Source: Article in San Jose Mercury News

* Tony LaRussa (Manager of St. Louis Cardinals – US team) Source: PETA, Animals Agenda, Animals Voice, Veg Times, others

* Silken Laumann (Olympic rower) Source: Cooking Television Show

* Judy Leden (British, European & World Hang Gliding champion)

* Marv Levey (Buffalo Bills Coach)

* Jutta Müller (multiple Windsurfing World Cup Champion) Source: Flutlicht 95/6/18 on Südwest 3 (German TV program)

* Jack Maitland (triathlete and fell runner)

* Cheryl Marek (cyclist) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian

* Leslie Marx (fencer;1996 woman’s epee national champion)

* Kirsty McDermott (runner)

* Lindford McFarquar (body builder)

* Robert Millar (cyclist)

* Katherine Monbiot (world champion arm wrestler and nutritionist) (vegan) Source: The Vegan Society UK

* Monika Montsho (weightlifter, 2 x runnerup GB Championships 60kg, NW woman weightlifter of the year 1991)

* Edwin Moses

* Martina Navratilova (Retired Tennis Champion) Source: Magazine Interviews/Genesis Awards

* Julie Ann Niewiek (Basketball commentator) Source: Grand Rapids press/ Image Magazine

* Paavo Nurmi

* Robert Parish (Center – Warriors, Celtics, Hornets, Bulls) Source: Hearsay

* Bill Pearl (Bodybuilder, Mr America) Source: Getting Stronger by Bill Pearl, pg 399

* Bill Pearl (Mr. Universe and bodybuilder) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian

* Anthony Peeler (NBA Grizzlies basketball player) Source: NBA web site profiles

* Dave Scott (five time winner of the Ironman Triathlon) (vegan) “The New Laurel’s Kitchen” cookbook

* Debbie Spaeth-Herring (Georgia State power-lifter) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian

* Jonathon Speelman (chess)

* Lucy Stephens (triathlete – vegan)

* Jacques Vaughn (All American point guard, #1-ranked Univ of KS Jayhawks) Source: Lawrence (KS) Journal World (numerous editions)

* Kirsty Wade (runner)

* Bill Walton (basketball player) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian

VEGSPORTS this list is from [url]http://groups.msn.com/cleveland[/url]

(and has not been checked against above lists to eliminate

duplication)

Austin Carr of the Cleveland Cavaliers.. one of 3 vegetarians on that

team

Johnny Weissmuller.. broke 6 world swimming records as vegetarian..

played Tarzan in the movies

Ruth Heidrich Six-time Ironwoman, USA track and field Master’s champion [url]http://www.pcrm.org[/url]

Carl Lewis, Olympic long jump twice [url]http://www.meatout.org[/url]

Nicky Cole

First woman to walk to the North Pole [url]http://www.mccruelty.com[/url]

Bill Walton.. Portland Trailblazers.. went to press conferences

with LOVE ANIMALS DON’T EAT THEM t shirts [url]http://www.ivu.org/recipes[/url]

Cheryl Marek and Estelle Gray

World record holders, cross-country tandem cycling [url]http://www.sierraclub.org[/url] [url]http://www.egroups.com/messages/nomow108/1[/url]

Dick Gregory trained at the Univ of Il ran 3000 miles

across the USA on a fruitarian diet [url]http://www.dickgregory.com[/url] [url]http://spot.acorn.net/fruitarian[/url]

Surya Bonaly Olympic figure skating champion [url]http://www.vegweb.com/food[/url]

Andreas Cahling.. world class weight lifter..

Swedish champion bodybuilder, Olympic gold medallist in the ski jump

[url]http://groups.msn.com/toxicatkins/1.msnw[/url]

[url]http://groups.msn.com/ar9/madcowlinks1.msnw[/url] 10,000 Mad Cow Mad Pig Mad Chicken mad Fish links

Debbie Lawrence World record holder, women’s 5K racewalk

Alan Jones when captain in USMC did 17,003 consecutive

situps as a vegetarian.. at that time a world record

Ingra Manecki

World champion discus thrower

Johnny Weissmuller.. Tarzan movie star.. broke 6 world

swimming records as a vegetarian

Martina Navratilova

Champion tennis player

Dr Irving Fisher at Yale found that randomly selected

vegetarians could hold their arms at length 9 times

longer than Yale football players* [url]http://www.neavs.org[/url]

Jane Wetzel

U.S. National marathon champion

Ridgely Abele Winner of eight national championships in karate

Charlene Wong Williams

Olympic champion figure skater

Peter Burwash Davis Cup winner and professional tennis star

(once lost a tournament because he would not step on a column of ants

which had entered the courtyard)

Peace Pilgrim vowed to walk til humankind found peace.. not to

eat less offered food.. for the next four decades she

walked 8 times across the USA as a vegan [url]http://www.nonviolence.org[/url]

Chris Campbell

Olympic wrestling champion

Keith Holmes

World-champion middleweight boxer

Desmond Howard

Professional football star, Heisman trophy winner

Peter Hussing

European super heavy-weight boxing champion

Sixto Linares

World record holder, 24-hour triathlon

Bill Manetti

Power-lifting champion

Ben Matthews

U.S. Master’s marathon champion

Dan Millman

World champion gymnast

Martina Navratilova

Champion tennis player

Paavo Nurmi

Long-distance runner, winner of nine Olympic medals and 20 world records

Bill Pearl

Four-time Mr. Universe

Bill Pickering

World record-holding swimmer

Stan Price

World weightlifting record holder, bench press

Murray Rose

Swimmer, winner of many Olympic gold medals and world records

Dave Scott

Six-time winner of the Ironman triathlon

Art Still

Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs MVP defensive end, Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame

Goose Gossage of San Diego Padres.. was in past suspended

for saying McDonald’s cheeseburgers poisoned the world

Part excerpted from The Food Revolution, by John Robbins, published by Camaro Press. John Robbins, vegan Baskin Robbins heir

is a Kucinich endorser.

*not an endorsement of Yale endowment invested in earth

abusers, nor of their primate and other animal abuse

[B]Austrian vegetarian

[url]http://www.ivu.org/history/europe20a/rath.html[/url][/B]

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